ตัว

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See also: ตั๋ว

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Northern Thai ᨲᩫ᩠ᩅ, Lao ໂຕ () or ຕົວ (tūa), ᦷᦎ (ṫo), Tai Dam ꪶꪔ, Shan တူဝ် (to1), Ahom 𑜄𑜥 (tuu) or 𑜄𑜤 (tu), Zhuang duz, Saek ทั๊ว. Compare Khmer តួ (tuŏ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ตัว
t ạ w
Paiboon dtuua
(standard) IPA(key) /tua̯˧/

Classifier[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. Classifier for animals and certain objects. all nouns using this classifier

Usage notes[edit]

  • The classifier may be applied to humans colloquially, humorously, sarcastically, or derogatorily. But this is generally deemed offensive.

Noun[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. form.
  3. body.

Pronoun[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. (informal) a second person pronoun, used to address a person of equal or lower status.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In childish usage, the second person pronoun is used with the first person pronoun เขา (kǎo).